Residents of Yemen’s Khokha hope the ceasefire in Hodeida will last as it takes effect in the port city where a team including members of the warring sides prepare to monitor the UN-brokered truce agreed upon at talks in Sweden.
Videographic showing areas of Yemen threatened with famine. Yemen’s flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm on Tuesday following heavy clashes that erupted after a UN-brokered ceasefire began. Impoverished Yemen has been mired in fighting between the Huthi rebels and troops loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi since 2014.VIDEOGRAPHICS
Yemenis in Sanaa react to the agreement reached in Sweden during UN-brokered peace talks, saying they hope the warring parties will put an end to the war during next round of negotiations.
Yemen’s warring parties on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire on Hodeïda, a vital port in a series of breakthroughs in UN-brokered peace talks. Videographic locating the port of Hodeida in Yemen. VIDEOGRAPHICS
Rival sides in Yemen’s civil war, the country’s foreign minister Khaled al Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shake hands after agreeing a ceasefire for a vital port on the seventh day of the UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden. IMAGES
Yemen’s foreign minister says the rebel-held port of Hodeida must be handed over to the government, amid UN-brokered talks on the conflict between the government and Houthi insurgents. SOUNDBITE
UN mediator Staffan de Mistura resumes peace talks with the Syrian government delegation in Geneva. The government delegation is scheduled to stay until December 15, when the eighth round of the faltering UN-brokered talks is due to wrap up. IMAGES
The Syrian government delegation arrives at the UN in Geneva to resume peace talks. The government delegation is scheduled to stay until December 15, when the eighth round of the faltering UN-brokered talks is due to wrap up.
Deputy UN special envoy for Syria Ramzi Ezzedine Ramzi was in Damascus on Saturday, saying he hoped next week’s UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva will be marked with “an active participation from the government and with the presence of a unified delegation from the opposition.”
Syria’s fragmented opposition announces they have reached an agreement to send a united delegation to next week’s UN-brokered peace talks.
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Occupy Central movement launches civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong, residents in the Yemeni capital call for Houthi rebel supporters to leave, police investigate allegations of abuse at asylum center in western Germany, and Cuba’s government stops plans to develop perfumes that honor revered leaders.
Occupy Central Launches Civil Disobedience Campaign
Police and protesters clashed across the city over the weekend.
Hundreds Rally for Houthi Departure from Capital
Under a UN-brokered agreement, the Shia rebels vowed to disarm and withdraw from the areas they seized over recent months.
Allegations of Abuse at Asylum Center
Police removed the security guards from the facility in Burbach after refugees supported the initial claims.
Government Scraps Plan to Develop Honorary Perfumes
Employees at a state pharmaceutical company are in hot water after they unveiled scents called ‘Ernesto’ and ‘Hugo’ on Thursday.
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